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#282533 - 06/29/07 06:59 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: megalomaniac]
Sniper
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I know hindsight is 20/20 but next time take the action and barrel out of the stock and keep the stock at home. I also remove the scopes from my rifles when taking them to the smith.
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#282576 - 06/29/07 07:37 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sniper]
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 Originally Posted By: Sniper
I know hindsight is 20/20 but next time take the action and barrel out of the stock and keep the stock at home. I also remove the scopes from my rifles when taking them to the smith.


Excellant Advice and I hadn't thought of it till you mentioned ,for this topic.

Can say the same for hard to find parts ie Magazine/Clips unless they are needed by the smith.Took a 788 in the other day for some minor work and the smith handed me back the clip.
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#283287 - 06/30/07 07:33 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: rvs9]
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 Originally Posted By: rvs9
Curious to know if they explained to you what had happened to cause that amount of damage?


They didn't explain to me how or why it happened. They were actually shocked and dumbfounded when I brought it to their attention. They were tripping over their tongues trying to give me an explanation. They did however tell me that I would be getting a brand new scope (the other scope was brand spankin new as well) and they would fix the scratches. They don't know this yet but I'm not going to pay for the trigger job. I for one will not ever bring any of my guns to them for any smith work and will never recommend their services.
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#283288 - 06/30/07 07:35 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: megalomaniac]
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
This was the beautiful stock you just had finished on the earlier post?


Yep, that's the one.
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#283474 - 06/30/07 10:59 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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Oh, damnn, I would have hurt someone over that stock.
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#283705 - 06/30/07 04:19 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Dude.... PM where that happend so I will not take anything there....... and the next time you need a trigger job PM me and we can take care of it....
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#284762 - 07/01/07 04:35 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sako]
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I learned a lesson by sending off a stock to be camo dipped. There was a leaf tension clip spring in the stock that I figured would be fine to leave in. Well upon return no spring, phone call and they said they never saw it. I new of another company that did custom work on Sako's and just by some miracle they had two extra one's in their shop they let me have for just shipping. Beretta was going to charge somewhere around $80.00 I think for a replacement. The camo dip company was going to cover the cost so we both got lucky by me finding the replacement.
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#288599 - 07/04/07 06:19 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sniper]
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Would you also please PM me too on the location. I have a smith that I use in K-Town...I hope it is not him because he usually does good work. Thanks. Sorry bout the rifle though
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#291348 - 07/07/07 01:41 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: paincave_2000
Bummer dude.


ditto


ditto that is awful people should take pride in there work.
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#291518 - 07/07/07 10:59 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Locksley]
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Dude, I'm so sorry to hear that. I feel like I have been screwed too, after all the advise I gave you on the stock. If they can't fix it, send me an e-mail and maybe we can get her fixed up. Sorry again man.
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